Betty Shamieh
Affiliated Writer
San Carlos, CA

Betty Shamieh’s plays have been translated into seven languages.  Her off-Broadway premieres are The Black Eyed (New York Theatre Workshop) and Roar (The New Group).  Her European productions in translation include Again and Against (Playhouse Theater, Stockholm), The Black Eyed (Fournos Theatre, Athens), and Territories (European Union Capital of Culture Festival).  Shamieh performed in her play of monologues, Chocolate in Heat, in three off-off-Broadway runs.  A graduate of Harvard College and the Yale School of Drama, Shamieh was named a 2011 UNESCO Young Artist for Intercultural Dialogue and a Playwriting Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Studies.   She was selected as the winner of the 2012-2013 Playwrights' Center McKnight National Residency and Commission. 


Through HowlRound and the Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency Program, Betty Shamieh will beThe Classical Theatre of Harlem's playwright in-residency.